According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services, prosthesis is defined as “devices that replace all or part of an internal body organ or replace all or part of the function of a permanently inoperative or malfunctioning internal body organ.”
Prosthetics include limbs, eye, teeth and facial bones. At Carolina-Ottobock Care we focus primarily on prostheses for limbs. There are two types of prostheses, endoskeletal and exoskeletal. Endoskeletal means that the prosthesis is supported by an internal pylon and exoskeletal means the prosthesis is supported by an external frame.
Your Prosthetist is the person in charge of your prosthetic care, and at Carolina-Ottobock Care, our Prosthetists have years of experience and the skills and knowledge necessary to provide the best prosthesis for you.
For additional information regarding fitting, insurance coverage, appointments and other important facts on your prosthetics, please view our Frequently Asked Questions.